June 2, 2017 Insider: Change in Leadership

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Dr. Tom Evans shared the news with the campus community on Thursday that he will be leaving his position at Carroll to become the 10th president of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. His last day at Carroll will be July 31, 2017.  Explaining his decision, Dr. Evans noted in his letter to the college community, ”This is a rare chance to be closer to my parents, as well as Lisa’s and my extended families. Coupled with the work of the institution both in Texas and globally, it presented an opportunity that I could not let pass.”
“Dr. Evans has been an extraordinary leader for Carroll College,” said Dannette Sullivan ’72, the chair of the Carroll College Board of Trustees. “His authenticity, intellect and passion have been a gift to the college and our students. He has accomplished a great deal in his five-year tenure and he leaves Carroll well-positioned for the future. We are extremely grateful for his transformational leadership and wish him and his family the very best as they return to Texas.”
“I know that Carroll remains poised for continued success, and will take advantage of its current momentum to overcome any obstacles higher education is facing today,” said Evans. “With a distinctive mission, the many examples of excellence, and the college’s extraordinary people, I am confident that Carroll students will continue to be uniquely served for ‘vocation and enlightenment’ in the most wonderful ways. Carroll Saints make a difference in the world and will continue to do so, be it in local communities or on national and global stages.”
Best of luck Dr. Evans. You will be missed!
Read the full release.
Honors & Accolades
Carroll College made BuzzFeed's list as the most beautiful college campus in Montana.
Carroll’s hometown of Helena, Montana, was named one of National Geographic's "America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns
Saints Athletic News
Carroll’s Track & Field program completed a strong spring season at the NAIA Track and Field National Championship held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, in late May by crowning 14 All-Americans. On the women’s side, they were led with a second place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by Leah Esposito, a third place performance by Janie Reid in the marathon, and a fourth place trophy for the women’s 4x400 relay. Chance Hyatt’s fifth place in the 1,500-meter run led the men with Chris Emter finishing sixth in the shot put and Keaton Brady garnering sixth place in the pole vault.  Read more.
As strong as they are competing, Carroll Track & Field have standout student-athletes in the classroom as well. Senior Leah Esposito, junior Bethany Lacock and sophomore Nolan Hofstee have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America College Division Academic (CoSIDA) All-District 4 Team. Read more.
Carroll College football and court sport season tickets are now on sale. Season ticket holders have until June 30 to renew their season tickets, after that point tickets will be released to the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the Carroll Athletics Office or by calling 406-447-4480. Read more.
Faculty & Staff News
From publications and presentations to grants and service, the Faculty Accomplishments brochure highlights the Carroll College faculty's wide-ranging scholarly activities and achievements.
Class Notes
Flathead County Public Health Officer Joe Russell ’81 was recently featured in the Flathead’s Daily Inter Lake newspaper discussing his career in public health: Official Discusses Growth, Community.
Jerry Dale Baxter '99 – read more about his life here.
J. Michael 'Doc' Dockstader '62 – read more about his life here.
James 'Pork' McDonald '71 – read more about his life here.
Timothy Breen McHugh '79 – read more about his life here.
Father Joe Pat Moran '67 – read more about his life here.
Employment News
Have you ever thought about working at Carroll? You should, we are pretty nice folks at a pretty great place. Check out our current openings
Upcoming Events

Carroll College Blood Drive, July 6, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Lower Campus Center, Carroll College

Symphony Under the Stars – ROCK ON!, July 15, 8:30 p.m., Carroll College Lawn


Homecoming 2017 – Oct. 6-8
Save the date for October 6-8. All are invited to attend. Special reunions will be held for the classes of 2007, 1992 & 1977.

Alumni & Friends Travel Opportunity: Spain & Portugal, Oct. 14-26
Details are available online but city highlights include: Lisbon, Sintra, Fatima, Seville, Madrid, Segovia, Toledo and an optional tour extension to Barcelona! Visit www.carroll.edu/alumni for details and registration or contact Kathy Ramirez at 406-447-5185, kramirez@carroll.edu.